General Trek Questions and Observations

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by The Old Mixer, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. IMC Headquarters

    IMC Headquarters Captain Premium Member

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    The classrooms are likely globally distributedly, and situated throughout the solar system. The students of that era and beyond have to learn impossible amounts of information--simply because in the coming centuries there's going to be so much more of it!
     
  2. Veronica Hobbes

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    So in theory a Brit could do some of his/her training back home, and then possibly off world.
     
  3. IMC Headquarters

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    I would imagine so. Virtual classrooms are probably a reality, and the Academy is sensitive to protecting the health of its cadets by not interfering with internal biolgical chronometers. Shuttle lag could be debilitating.
     
  4. X24actor

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    Also, in DS9, Sisko mentioned that he used to beam home every night when he went to the academy, before getting used to the idea of staying at the academy. I always found that weird. If you can just beam anywhere instantly, why wouldn't you go home?
     
  5. Cyanide Muffin

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    Why do turbolifts always take the right amount of time to get to their destination so that people can finish a conversation?

    Do they eavesdrop and slow their speed down or something, or have some sort of drama sensor?
     
  6. grendelsbayne

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    I think someone mentioned 'transporter rations' at one point, so it may not be acceptable/possible for everyone to beam home every day.

    And anyway, why would you necessarily? Kids who go to college in their hometown often still live in the campus dorm. It's part of the experience.
     
  7. UnknownSample

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    The Presidio in San Francisco is a tiny place to contain Starfleet HQ and Starfleet Academy, if that's all of it... considering the masses of people they need. So while they may have thoughtlessly placed the Academy at that single spot, it can't be. And why would it all have to be in one spot?
     
  8. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    For the same reason a kid sleeping over at his next door neighbour's house wouldn't keep running back home to use the bathroom/get a drink/hug Mommy.

    It's a growing up and moving on to the next phase of your life thing. Even if transporters render the distance null, you still want to grow up. And eventually, you won't be able to just "run home", should you be posted far from Earth. You take advantage of it when you want to, but don't gain dependence on it.

    Besides, if you can go home so easily, it's just as easy for your family to come to you.
     
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    I think it was on Ex Astris Scientia, but I saw an analysis by someone about that issue where they went over one scene on TOS where Spock had a long conversation with a female crewmember in the turbo lift, going from the bridge to deck two...and it was a long trip, complete with an animated graphic of the Enterprise's deck plan showing the turbolift moving very slowly while showing the video of that scene next to it :lol:
     
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  10. B. L.

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    What starship classes are the ones featured with two secondary hulls?

    I believe I saw this during the warp-out to Vulcan in ST2009, as well as in Axanar.

    Maybe I'm imagining things?
     
  11. Timo

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    The ships of the 2009 movie never got class names, either onscreen or backstage. Nor did the Axanar interpretations of those...

    ...But assorted Trek computer games have long featured a ship of that configuration, although with four engines rather than two, called the Proxima class. Engine refits are a dime in a dozen in Star Trek, so perhaps the 2009 ships are Proximas before or after such a refit?

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  12. Timo

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    Then again, in the actual scene the camera moves in tight immediately after departure, and we lose all indication that the lift might be traveling.

    Were I Spock, sharing the lift with the Romulan commander who indeed was very, very female, I would certainly skip the "traveling" part and use the lift for other purposes entirely. No doubt McCoy would be muttering "Who's been holding up the damn elevator?" one deck up on the Bridge, waiting to access his own cabin.

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  13. Lord Garth

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    It's strange to me whenever anyone says "Modern Trek" and means "from 1987 on". I simply don't think of something that came out when Ronald Reagan was President, the USSR still existed, most people weren't online, and when I was eight years old as something that's "modern". I just don't. The '80s, in my view, are a retro decade. Period. The '90s are kind of a gray area. My definition of "modern" is roughly from 2000 on (give or take). For Star Trek, my cut-off between "Old" and "New" is the 2009 film because the Old Guard carried on until 2005.
     
  14. Tenacity

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    i think of "modern trek" as abrams' 2009 movie and after.
     
  15. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    For me modern trek started with Enterprise. Enterprise is great, then the 2009 film and onwards.

    It's a shame we won't get another movie after Beyond.
     
  16. James Vines

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    I agree, even if I saw the Original Trek as a first run TV series.
     
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  17. James Vines

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    I agree.
     
  18. James Vines

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    Good point. It booted a new vision of Trek. IMHO too much graphics spoils things as if the graphics rather than story line is the point.
     
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  19. X24actor

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    An observation many years too late. I've seen many rumors over the years about the character of Gary Mitchell coming back. That was one of the earliest rumors about Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness. But Gary Mitchell was basically a Sith Lord and he would be using powers just like The Force, so it's probably a good thing they haven't brought back that character.
     
  20. Yassa Justice

    Yassa Justice Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Can you stop the Borg by pouring concrete on them?

    Drones of course, not ships.

    You just pour it on them and use magic tech to dry it fast...


    Or maybe they have super fast drying concrete...
     
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